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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 02:37:00 EDT
BREAKING: Pasco Teachers Will Strike; No School for Pasco Students Tuesday
The Lead negotiator for Pasco Educators says a teacher strike will start Tuesday, September 1st.

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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:50:00 EDT
Mosquito Control District Battles Record West Nile Outbreak in Benton County
This is the worst year on record for the Benton County Mosquito Control District. And even though summer is almost over, mosquito season, isn't. 

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:41:00 EDT
Two Relatives Accused in Sunday Morning Pasco Homicide
Police arrested 28-year-old Santos Flores Alcaide from Grandview and 22-year-old Enrique Alcaide from Sunnyside early Sunday morning.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:43:00 EDT
Fishery Managers Rescind Moratorium on Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing
Effective Sept. 1, state fishery managers in Washington and Oregon are rescinding a moratorium on sturgeon fishing in the Columbia River Basin.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:42:00 EDT
Kennewick Police Have Back to School Reminder For Drivers
The Kennewick Police Department has some reminders as the school year gets underway Tuesday.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:15:00 EDT
Kennewick Police Looking for Qualified New Officers
The Kennewick Police Department is having trouble finding qualified applicants for jobs.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:48:00 EDT
Firefighters Put Out 2 Alarm Brush Fire in West Richland
Benton County Fire District One quickly helped put out a brush fire in West Richland Sunday afternoon.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:42:00 EDT
Pasco School District and Teachers Union Continue Discussions Sunday
There is a real threat of Pasco school teachers going on strike which would mean school won't start on September first. Friday NBC Right Now reached out to both the district and the Pasco Association of Educators.  

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:36:00 EDT
Canyon Creek Fire Now 49% Contained
A week of burning out of control, the Canyon Creek Complex fire south of John Day is now 10 percent contained.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:28:00 EDT
Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters Draws in Hundreds
Friends and family gathered Sunday in Wenatchee to remember the lives of three firefighters who died battling the Okanogan Complex Fire on August 19th.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:26:00 EDT
UPDATE: Okanogan Complex Fire Now 304,782 Acres
The massive fire burning in north-central Washington is now the largest in state history.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:23:00 EDT
Some Grizzly Bear Complex Fire Evacuations Reduced
The Grizzly Bear Fire has now burned 68,180 acres and is still 10% contained.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:58:00 EDT
UPDATE: Tucannon Wildfire Grows to 2,700 Acres
Just before 10 a.m. Saturday morning a new wildfire started 25 miles east of Dayton in Columbia County.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:55:00 EDT
UPDATE: Man Dies After Shooting at Pasco Tropicana
Pasco Police arrested two men involved in the shooting of 19-year-old Eduardo Angon Del Villar at the Tropicana Night Club.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:24:00 EDT
Community Equine Outreach Hopes to Educate Horse Owners
Community Equine Outreach of Eastern Washington hopes to educate fellow horse owners about options they have when they can no longer take care of their horses or how to better cater to their needs.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:57:00 EDT
The Fair is Over, Clean Up Begins
The fair wrapped up Saturday and participants spent most of Sunday cleaning up.  

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:56:00 EDT
Sheriff's Deputies and US Marshal's Looking for Local Man
The Morrow County Sheriffs office is asking for the public help after they have identified a suspect in a stolen motorcycle case.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:40:00 EDT
Injured Twisp Firefighter Condition Improves, Remains in ICU
Despite all this news of wildfires still raging across the northwest, one of the fire fighters badly burned in the Twisp fire a few weeks ago has been upgraded from critical condition to serious condition.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:34:00 EDT
Oregon Air National Guard Members Complete Fire Training
Members of the Oregon Air National Guard are working to wrap up their final day of fire training at the Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training in Salem.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:30:00 EDT
Pasco PD Need Help Identifying Alleged Thief
Pasco Police are asking for your help identifying a man they believe stole a surveillance camera. 

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:27:00 EDT
Man Crashes Into Car, Flips His Car and Runs Away in Pasco
A man is behind bars in Pasco on Saturday night after allegedly crashing his car into another, flipping his car over and then running away.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:22:00 EDT
High Wind Gusts to Blame for 2 Seattle Deaths
Windy conditions claimed two lives in the greater Seattle area on Saturday.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:32:00 EDT
Strong Winds Forced Rides to Shut Down at the Fair
The strong winds forced ride operators to stop some rides from running Saturday at the Benton Franklin Fair.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:22:00 EDT
Teens Learning How to Judge Livestock at Fair
Students from New Horizons High School spent their Saturday learning to judge livestock at the Benton Franklin Fair.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:13:00 EDT
Water is Still Flowing for Columbia Irrigation District Customers
Water is still flowing in the Yakima River in canals for Columbia Irrigation District customers seven weeks after they used a weed cutting boat to clear out the weeds.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:29:00 EDT
Delta High School Will be Closed if Pasco Teachers Go on Strike, But Tri-Tech will Start as Scheduled
The Pasco School District says Delta High School will be closed if Pasco teachers go on strike in September.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:09:00 EDT
Students, Teachers and Parents Get Their First Look at Eastgate Elementary
Friday, Crystal got to play with her new classroom technology, including a smart projector screen that has internet access. Crystal says for a school where 95% of the students qualify for reduced school lunches, this will make a huge difference. 

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:37:00 EDT
BREAKING: 98% of Prosser Teachers Vote in Favor of Sept. 8th Strike
Ninety-eight percent of teachers voted in favor of the strike which will start a week after the first day of school. Teachers decided on that date in order to give parents and the school district proper time to prepare for the strike. 

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:36:00 EDT
Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters Will Air Live at 1 p.m. on NBC Right Now
Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters Will Air Live at 1 p.m. on NBC Right Now 

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:36:00 EDT
Terminally Ill Mother of Five Wants to Fulfill Last Wish
Her friends and family are doing everything they can to make the wedding happen as soon as possible but unfortunately, they will need money to bury this amazing mother, as well.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:29:00 EDT
$20,000 Donation to Tri-City Union Gospel Mission from CH2M
Today the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission received a major donation from CH2M.CH2M raised a whopping $20,000 at an annual golf tournament. 

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:26:00 EDT
Expected Wind Gusts Could Shut Down Fair Rides
You may be re-thinking your weekend plans thanks to the expected forecast of 35 mile an hour wind gusts.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:04:00 EDT
Before and After: Exchange Students from Brazil and Germany Share First Thoughts on Tri-Cities
The Rotary exchange student program brought Clara Santos and Jonas Richter to the Tri-Cities.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:35:00 EDT
Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes Planned for Sunday, August 30th
Benton County Mosquito Control will be aerial spraying for mosquitoes on the evening of Sunday, August 30th.   In addition, residents should protect themselves against mosquito bites.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:15:00 EDT
Suspected killer's statements to police allowed at trial
A judge has ruled that statements made by a suspect in a fatal December shooting can be used at trial because the man never asked for an attorney and agreed to the interview.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:20:00 EDT
Walla Walla Police Confirm Suspected Murder Suicide Wednesday Night
Walla Walla Police have confirmed what appears to be a murder-suicide Wednesday night.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:14:00 EDT
UPDATE: SWAT & Police Raid SUV and Home in Pasco and Kennewick Thursday Night
Police in Pasco and Kennewick along with the Tri-City Regional SWAT Unit conducted multiple raids Thursday night looking for suspects and stolen guns in connection to a recent burglary.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:53:00 EDT
Governor Jay Inslee Appoints New CWU Student Trustee
 Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Yazmin Aguilar to serve as student trustee at Central Washington University for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:43:00 EDT
Kennewick Industrial and Electric Supply Sending Donations to People Affected by Okanogan Fires
For the last few days Kennewick Industrial and Electric Supply on Columbia Drive has been collecting donations to send up to people affected by the fires in Okanogan. On Friday they will haul all the goods up to Omak.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:41:00 EDT
Molly the German Shepherd Makes Progress After Rescue
Elizabeth Chubbuck took action when she saw a dog in her neighborhood was not being fed and saved him before it was too late. 

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:30:00 EDT
#STAY SAFE: Students at the Bus Stop
It is time for kids to start going to bed a little earlier and preparing those new pencils to hit the books for the new school year. 

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:31:00 EDT
'Snowie' Takes Top Honors at First Ever 'Food Truck Fare'
The Food Truck Fare brought in six local food trucks to the fair for a few hours on Thursday.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:48:00 EDT
Kennewick Police Department Warns of a Level 3 Sex Offender
Kennewick Police Department would like to notify the public of a level three sex offender living on the 600 block of South FIR St.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:15:00 EDT
Finley Fertilizer Company Teaching Kids about Agriculture at Fair
It's not all fun and games at the Benton-Franklin Fair and Rodeo. 

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:11:00 EDT
4H Offers Unique Experience for Local Youths at Benton-Franklin Fair
The Benton-Franklin Fair and Rodeo is a few days in and the animals in the barns are still on their best behavior.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:08:00 EDT
Tri-Tech Students Reach Out During Benton-Franklin Fair
Local political groups, businesses, law enforcement agencies and more all have representatives ready to chat with you all week long. 

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:49:00 EDT
Inslee Travels to Fire Lines to Thank Firefighters
Gov. Jay Inslee is heading to the fire lines to thank crews battling the huge blazes that have burned in Washington state this year.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:47:00 EDT
Fall Sports Will Continue in Pasco Even If There Is a Teacher Strike
As each day goes by, we get closer and closer to a teacher's strike in Pasco. But the good news for student athletes is that a teachers strike won't stop practices or games this fall. 

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:38:00 EDT
No Change after District 9 State Representative Recount; Lathim Advances to the General Election
No Change after  District 9 State Representative Recount; Lathim Advances to the General Election

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:31:00 EDT
Kennewick Police Warns of Level 2 Sex Offender
Kennewick Police Department would like to notify the public of a level 2 sex offender living on the 300 block of N. Jefferson St.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:11:00 EDT
Washington Health Insurance Rates To Go Up 4.2 Percent
People who buy their health insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder exchange can expect an average 4.2 percent increase in their rates in 2016.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:45:00 EDT
Richland Bomb Squad Helps in Homemade Explosive Situation in Grant County
The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the Richland Police Bomb Squad assisted Grant County Sheriff's Deputies on Wednesday night when a small homemade explosive device was found along a road.  

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:11:00 EDT
"Fuel the Firefighters" Happening in Kennewick on Friday
Coldwell Banker Agents Tami Canfield and Jennifer Ralston have teamed up with construction company, MEDVED Northwest to help raise donations for firefighters and people impacted by recent wildfires.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:04:00 EDT
WSU Community Celebrates the Life of Pres. Elson Floyd
Everyone in Washington state seemed to be part of the "Cougar Nation" on Wednesday as students, politicians, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Washington State University to remember university President Elson Floyd, who died in June. 

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:19:00 EDT
Review Finds Vulnerabilities with Hanford Plant
A partial review of an unfinished nuclear waste treatment plant found 362 vulnerabilities in its design.    

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:17:00 EDT
Hermiston Coach and Teacher Under Investigation
The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission is investigating Armand Larive Middle School teacher and now former Hermiston Varsity Basketball Coach Jake McElligot.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:13:00 EDT
Pasco School District and Teacher Union Continue Negotiations Days Before School is Scheduled to Start
There are just six days left until school is scheduled to begin in Pasco.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:29:00 EDT
SWAT Officers Practice Using Explosives Safely in Old Westgate Elementary School
Westgate Elementary doesn't look much like a school anymore, especially on the inside. This is a scene you might expect in a war zone. But don't get it wrong, there's still learning going on in here. On a very specialized topic...

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:42:00 EDT
CRIME STOPPERS: Repeat Shoplifter Identified
Kennewick Police need your help identifying a repeat shoplifter.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:06:00 EDT
Sunnyside High School Science Teacher Joyce Stark Named ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016
A Veteran science teacher with the Sunnyside School District who is also an active leader in regional and national student science fair programs, Joyce Stark has been named the Educational Service District 105 Regional Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:31:00 EDT
SLIDESHOW: August 26th National Dog Day
National Dog Day - August 26th 2015

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:23:00 EDT
Change to K.I.D. Drought Watering Schedule
Due to cooler temperatures, water supply available to the Kennewick Irrigation District has increased and K.I.D. has adjusted the Drought Watering schedule to allow our customers to make the most of this opportunity. 

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:50:00 EDT
Fatal Hit & Run Investigation Underway in Kennewick
Kennewick Police are looking for the driver of a fatal hit and run crash in the area of E. 8th Avenue and S. Washington Street.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:49:00 EDT
Steptoe Street in Kennewick Completes Expansion to 10th Avenue
The City of Kennewick is having a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of phase 3-A of Steptoe Street

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:49:00 EDT
Bad Air Quality Might Start Affecting Outdoor Sports
The air quality alert has many people limiting their outdoor activities by choice, but it might start affecting high school sports that play outside. After talking with the football coaches at Pasco High School they said that last Saturday they noticed their players started struggling earlier in practice than usually would have.     They also mentioned that the heat may have been a factor as well but combined with the smoke these conditions may force them to limit t...

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:49:00 EDT
Units on Lockdown at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla
Two West Complex living units at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla were placed on lockdown after warning shots were fired during a fight involving multiple inmates.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 02:49:00 EDT
SARC Gets $750,000 in State Funding to Help Build a New Facility in the Tri-Cities
A big boost for the Support Advocacy and Resource Center in Kennewick Tuesday. State Senator Sharon Brown and Benton County Commissioner Jerome Delvin helped the group get $750,000 in state funding to help build a new facility.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:26:00 EDT
Suspected Serial Rapist Faces Judge on Child Rape Charge
Police in two local cities are investigating a suspected serial rapist in our area. On Tuesday, the man faced a judge.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:52:00 EDT
Firezat Wrap Protects Structures from Wildfires
There's a way to wrap up your house to protect it from fire. It's being used all over the country, even right here in the northwest.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:06:00 EDT
City of Hermiston Surveys Residents About 'You Can GROW Here' Slogan
The city of Hermiston's new tagline - "You can GROW here" - has fallen flat with residents unhappy to see it replace an image of a watermelon slice on the water tower that greets visitors to town.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:27:00 EDT
Kennewick Fire Department Donates an United States Flag for a Fallen Firefighters Fundraiser
The Kennewick fire department retired an United States flag to help support fallen firefighters.The flag will be auctioned off and money will go to the fallen firefighters families.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:05:00 EDT
Fran Rish Stadium Upgrades Should be Completed by First Football Game of the Season
Even the home team is going to want to sit on the brand new visitors side.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:57:00 EDT
With School Around the Corner Vaccinations Are a Must
With school starting up soon you want to make sure your kids have all their shots and when it comes to getting the kids vaccinated, the earlier you can go the better.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:53:00 EDT
Some Australian firefighters heading to Okanogan complex
 Help is coming from Down Under to help fight the Okanogan Complex of wildfires, the largest in Washington history.   

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:45:00 EDT
Firefighters Quickly Get Flames Under Control Along Highway 397 Monday Night
Benton County Fire District 1 says a fire broke out along Highway 397 Monday night following stormy conditions.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 02:55:00 EDT
Storm Brings Lightning & Rain to Northeast Oregon & Southeast Washington
A thunderstorm that rolled through northeast Oregon and southeast Washington brought lightning and rain Monday night.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:51:00 EDT
Lucky Leaf, Marijuana Retail Shop in Pasco, Remains Closed
Monday afternoon the city of Pasco took on Lucky Leaf, the retail marijuana store that opened its doors in the city last month, but it still remains closed.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:37:00 EDT
Pasco Teachers Remain Upset After School Board Meeting
The Pasco School District school board passed a resolution that regards what would happen if teachers went on a strike, and it left many teachers and parents upset.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:35:00 EDT
An Automatic Recount for 9th District House Primary Race
The mandatory recount for Legislative District 9 will start at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26th at the Franklin County Election Center in Pasco. Certification of the recount will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27th.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:52:00 EDT
Air Quality Alert in Effect "Until Further Notice"
Unhealthy means everyone should limit time spent outdoors, avoid exercising outside and choose non-strenuous indoor activities. 

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:23:00 EDT
California Fire Crews Pass Through Tri-Cities on Way to Okanogan Complex
They are from Cal Fire and arrived Monday in Omak to help fight the Okanogan Complex. 

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:39:00 EDT
SLIDESHOW: Thank You Firefighters
Thank You Firefighters. If you have a firefighter you'd like to thank, please post their photo and a little information about them below. We'll pick a few to spotlight in our newscasts and on

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:03:00 EDT
Deputies Need Help Finding Two Men Posing as Water Workers Who Stole Money from an Elderly Couple
Then Benton County Sheriff's Office said two Hispanic men claimed to be water workers and stole money from an elderly couple near Prosser on August 23, 2015, around 3:00 p.m.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:58:00 EDT
Traffic Alert: W. Canal Drive and N. Volland St. in Kennewick Closures
Starting Tuesday August 25th starting at 6:00 a.m. the intersection of W. Canal Drive and N. Volland St. will be closed to all traffic until 6:00 p.m. Thursday. 

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:29:00 EDT
Woman accused of raping teen says she may have been drunk
A woman accused of raping a teenage boy claims that she may have been drunk when it happened.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:13:00 EDT
Kennewick Police Donating $1,000 to Family of Young Boy Who Died in Tragic Accident
The Kennewick Police Department is making a $1,000 donation to the family of Ismael Martinez, the 4-year-old boy who died in a tragic accident on August 19th.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:32:00 EDT
Federal Wildfire Resources Arrive in Washington State
It has only been two days since federal wildfire resources were authorized in an emergency declaration for Washington State, 

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:26:00 EDT
Pasco Police Make Attempt to Reach More With Spanish Facebook and Twitter Pages
The Pasco Police Department created a Spanish Twitter and Facebook page to reach out to more people in their community who may not speak English.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:10:00 EDT
Woman Wants People to Be Cautious of Phone Scams
Scams are very popular around the holidays or tax season, but they can happen any time of the year.  

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:00:00 EDT
Lucky Leaf, Marijuana Retailer in Pasco, To Appear in Court Monday
Lucky Leaf, the marijuana retail shop that opened in July, will appear in court Monday to face the City of Pasco.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:03:00 EDT
Injured Firefighters are Recovering
The two firefighters injured in the Twisp fire on August 19 are recovering.Donald Smith was treated and released the day of the accident and Reed Callis was released the next day.  

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:25:00 EDT
Carpenter Road Fire Burns 35,000 Acres, 15% Contained
Firefighters continue to fight the Carpenter Road Fire and weather could play a factor in fires increasing Sunday.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 01:31:00 EDT
Local Stores Setting Up Coin Canisters for Wildfire Victims
Safeway stores along with Albertson's are accepting donations from customers to help out with the Chelan Valley Fire Relief Fund.

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